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On the Bookshelf

Recommended Reads

Below are suggested readings that may help you along your journey. One book is not right for everyone. I strongly encourage you to read the descriptions and reviews of any book you are interested in before buying anything. Some books may have religious undertones or language you may be uncomfortable with.

Disclaimer: Please note that Charlotte Ramberg and Therapy with CR, LLC do not have any affiliations with nor are responsible for the content, claims, or representations for any of the following publications. All information, resources, writings, blog posts, and material offered or provided on this site are not intended to be, act as, or replace therapy, mental health services, or medical advice. It does not constitute a provider/patient relationship. For questions and support consult your mental heath or medical provider. 

Pregnancy Yoga

Perinatal: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

by Karen R. Kleiman, Valerie Davis Raskin MD

Living Beyond Postpartum Depression: Help and Hope for the Hurting Mom and Those Around Her

by Jerusha Clark

Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope

by Tina Zahn, Wanda Dyson

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression

by Karen R. Kleiman

What Am I Thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression

by Karen Kleiman

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression

by Karen Kleiman, Amy Wenzel

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book: Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered

by Sandra Poulin

Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

by Shoshana S. Bennett PhD, EdD, Pec Indman PA

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression

by Teresa Wong

Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis

by Julia Chinyere Oparah, Helen Arega 

Baby Ever After: Expanding Your Family After Postpartum Depression

by Rebecca Fox Starr

Before The Letdown: Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and the Breastfeeding Mother

by Alia Macrina Heise , Dr. Marcelina Watkinson, et al.

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers

by Nancy Mohrbacher , Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC, et al.

When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women

by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus

Traumatic Childbirth

by Cheryl Tatano Beck , Jeanne Watson Driscoll, et al.

LGBTQ+ Resources 

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Pre-conception through Birth, 2nd Edition

by Rachel Pepper

Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples

by Eric Rosswood , Charlie Condou, et al.

Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Moms Tell All

by Harlyn Aizley

And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families

edited by Susan Goldberg and Chloë Brushwood Rose

Subversive Motherhood

by Maria Llopis

Teen Pregnancy: Teenage Pregnancy Support: Advice for Parents and Teens

by Phebe Pearson

Pregnancy: The Essential Teen Pregnancy Guide: All-In-One Advice For Anxious Teens

by Susan E Hart

Doctor and Patient

Infertility and Reproductive Technologies

Get a Life His and Hers Survival Guide to IVF

by Rosie Bray

Hold On, Baby!: A Soulful Guide to Riding the Ups and Downs of Infertility and IVF

by Lisa White

Hilariously Infertile

by Karen Jeffries

The Two Week Wait Challenge

by Lindsay M Fischer

It Starts With The Egg Edition 1 and Edition 2

by Rebecca Fett

I Still Want to Be a Mom

by Shara Hutchinson

Through Not Around

by The 16 Percent

Hope Strong

by Christina Oberon

Not Broken

by Dr. Lora Shahine


by Elizabeth Katkin

Peace (In)Fertility Workbook

by Cathie Quillet

Unstoppable: Forging the Path to Motherhood in the Early Days of IVF

by Ellen Weir Casey 

Infreakinfertility: How to Survive When Getting Pregnant Gets Hard

by Melanie Dale

IVF Patient's Guide

by Rebecca Matthews

Check out our Amazon List for more!

Mothers and their Baby


Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans

by Michaeleen Doucleff 

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame

by Janet Lansbury

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce

by Elizabeth Thayer Ph.D., Jeffrey Zimmerman Ph.D.

Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey

by Deborah L. Davis, Mara Tesler Stein

The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

by John Gottman, Joan DeClaire

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition

by Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell

Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids

by Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE, Carla Naumburg PhD

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

by Emily Oster 

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

by Dani McClain

The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being

by Simone Davies 

Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid

by Shaun Gallagher

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

by William Stixrud PhD, Ned Johnson

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series)

by Laura Dr. Markham

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting) by Pamela Druckerman

Check out our Amazon List for more! 



Therapy Office


Woman Standing on Field

Anxiety and Depression

Open Book


Psychologist Session


Couple Enjoying Outdoor

Intimacy and Relationships

Smiling Model

Gender, Sexuality, and Identity

Monk Overlooking at a Temple

Race, Ethnic Identity, and Culture

So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist

by Ibram X. Kendi

Healing Racial Trauma 

by Sheila Wise Rowe  

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing (The Social Justice Handbook Series) 

by Anneliese A. Singh PhD , Tim Wise , Derald Wing Sue Ph.D.

The State of Black Girls: A Go-To Guide for Creating Safe Space for Black Girls 

by Marline Francois-Madden LCSW

Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability 

by Stephanie Y. Evans 

Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman's Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fearz

by Angela Neal-Barnett Ph.D

Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America 

by Ms. Charisse Jones, Kumea Shorter-Gooden 

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies 

by Resmaa Menakem

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

by Ruth King

Restorative yoga for ethnic and race-based stress and trauma 

by Gail Parker, PhD

Black Meditation: Ten Practices for Self-Care, Mindfulness, and Self-Determination 

by David Archer

Jam Cookies


Tattooed Wrists

Wholehearted Living

Books: Resources

For more books, check out our Amazon list and PSI's Book List.

Books: Text

Please note that Cherokee Rose Counseling & Consulting, LLC is not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the above sites, films, and other media. All information, resources, writing, blog posts, and material offered or provided on this site are not intended to be, act as, or replace therapy, mental health services, or medical advice. It does not constitute a provider/patient relationship. For questions and support consult your mental heath or medical provider. 

Perinatal Resources: Famous Quote
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